Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Residents warned to be on the alert after spate of burglaries in Riverhead

BURGLARIES: There have unfortunately been more burglaries in Riverhead recently. In one case a patio door was forced and jewellery stolen. In another the occupants of a white van which arrived at a house that was undergoing building work brazenly stole a small digger and some tools. They also broke into the shed (even though it was alarmed with the newly fitted alarm) and used some tools in there to assist them. Do remain vigilant for any suspicious behaviour and  report anything out of the ordinary to the police on 101, no matter how trivial it may seem. The more information the police have, the better the picture they can build. You can find advice about  preventing burglaries at your home at – click on ‘advice’ and then ‘break-ins’. In case of an emergency or ongoing crime of course always phone 999.

OPEN MORNING: St Mary’s Pre-school in Riverhead is holding an open morning at Riverhead Village Hall tomorrow (Friday 29 March) from 9.30am – 11.30am.  No need to book, just turn up on the morning, join in with activities and chat to staff and parents to find out all about the school. St Mary’s Preschool operates in Riverhead Village Hall, Amherst Hill, TN13 2EL. If you are looking for a pre-school for your child from September and can’t come that day do contact the Supervisor Sue Shuttleworth on 07502 428413 to arrange a visit. More information at

TEMENOS CONCERT: Allegri’s much-loved ‘Miserere’ (a favourite on Classic FM) with its thrilling top soprano Cs will feature in a concert by local Temenos Chamber Choir at St Mary’s Church, Riverhead on Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm which will also include other works for Lent by MacMillan, Palestrina and Scarlatti. The soloists will be soprano Nicola Corbishley and tenor Nicholas Todd. Continuo will be played by young local organist Jack Gonzalez-Harding. St Mary’s Church has a wonderful acoustic for this kind of music so don’t miss it. For tickets phone 01732 452715 or visit Sevenoaks Bookshop. Or just turn up on the night.

EARTH HOUR: Get yourself  and your family  ready for Earth Hour (8.30pm – 9.30pm on Saturday, 30 March) by making your own candles, building small windmills and producing seed bombs for wildlife at the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve earlier that day at 10.30am – noon or 1pm – 2.30pm. For more information and to book go to For more about Earth Hour, when millions of people in over 180 countries agree to turn off their lights for an hour at 8.30-9.30pm  local time on 30 March, see

SPRING WALK: Join one of the knowledgeable wardens on this popular monthly family-friendly walk at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve on Sunday morning April 5 . You will guided around  the reserve and shown signs that Spring is happening all around us. From buds on trees to changes in the behaviour of the birds and mammals that live on the reserve. There is so much to learn and discover on this popular walk. Places are limited so booking is essential so as not to be disappointed on the day. Book at

EASTER HOLIDAY FUN: Join in a wonderful celebration of spring on Friday 12 April 10.30am – 3.30pm at the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve as the animals begin to reveal themselves and the flowers start to bloom. Plus there will be plenty of activities and crafts for  all the family to enjoy. Book now at where you can choose your perfect selection of activities for a fantastic day out.

The Riverhead village news is compiled by Maggie Miles. If you have any news or events you would like her to consider for the My Sevenoaks Community village column you can email it to her at:




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